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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Livermore:site of "technology gold rush?"

Wow!


http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_14420433?source=rss&nclick_check=1

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could this explain the politics for getting rid of the Pu. The good news is, it's time to jump ship, get better wages, benefits and bigger 401k contributions. Say goodbye to LLNL and onto people who appreciate you and will pay you commensurately. Take your ideas onto your new employer whoever that'll be.

Anonymous said...

I read this article and I don't get how NIF-related technologies are going to lead to more efficient automobiles or any green technology. What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

An iHub? I think I smell iPork.

Anonymous said...

February 17, 2010 10:24 PM

It's not for the NIF people it's for people like CM&S, HLS, Alternative Energy and Physics, rememeber them, the backbone of LLNL that's been neglected for decades.

Anonymous said...

Here's a story of an even bigger boondoggle (with link below) courtesy of the highly risk averse, bureaucratic loving employees over at Dr. Chu's DOE. If you know DOE HQ, then what you hear in this article will sound very familiar to you. In typical fashion, DOE is generating lots of paperwork requirements but showing little in the way of results:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/02/obama-stimulus-weatherization.html

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Obama's federal government can weatherize your home for only $57,362 each (LA Times, Feb 18)
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Anonymous said...

Arrgh me fellow pirates, thar be gold on the other side of that fence. We best be sharpening our pens to write proposals before the bacon is eaten up by others.

The base idea is to make this a campus atmosphere devoid of the security issues we encounter now. But if any of the expensive overhead is pushed over the fence, it will doom the project. Also, if this program is subsidized out of the lab's budget we'll see overhead rates jump again, driving sponsors for work inside the fence to look elsewhere, and not necessarily just a hop over the fence.

I see some potential good things to happen here, but given DOE/NNSA's record of imposing inane rules and regulations, it will probably fail.

Anonymous said...

The $57,000 Joke of 2010 How many of you can afford to put this much money into your home so maybe you'll get a $1,500 energy credit on your income tax. The RED tape to get a job done sounds very familiar.

Anonymous said...

"How many of you can afford to put this much money into your home so maybe you'll get a $1,500 energy credit on your income tax." - 2:09 pm

Yes, but just think of all the wonderful paper-pushing jobs created over at DOE with the $57,000 dollars in stimulus money expended on each house. Lovely!

Come to think of it, the energy expended in all the trees cut down to handle the paper forms required by DOE probably makes this venture a net energy loss.

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